Lauryn Hill

Lauryn Hill Pleads Guilty To Tax Violations; Faces Three Years In Jail


(AllHipHop News) Former Fugee group member Lauryn Hill is facing prison time, after pleading guilty to tax violations today (June 29).

Lauryn Hill pleaded guilty to three counts of failure to file tax returns, from 2005-2007.

The singer admitted that she “intentionally and willingly” failed to report income of more than $1.8 million.

Lauryn Hill is facing three years in prison when she is sentenced in November.

She addressed the issue on a blog posts on her Tumblr blog.

“For the past several years, I have remained what others would consider underground,” she wrote in a post. “I did this in order to build a community of people, like-minded in their desire for freedom and the right to pursue their goals and lives without being manipulated and controlled by a media protected military industrial complex with a completely different agenda.”

According to reports, Lauryn Hill was released on $150,000 bail.

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  • YaheardSyndicate

    Time to tour

    • $18592567

      That ain’t gonna help her now. She was supposed to be touring after the 1st or 2nd year that she didn’t file. It’s impossible for anyone to keep track of Show $$$ that’s paid in straight cash. This situation was totally avoidable for her.

  • OnlyFaDaReal

    True Hiphop fans youtube Lil Neek/spend the night. Real HipHop artist.

  • Q.

    Before the peanut gallery goes in about how “she was stupid for not paying” and “she brought this on herself” and the like, go read her blog post from last week… THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT TAXES. She’s been under duress for years now for not bowing down to the industry, and TPTB didn’t like that.

    People don’t realize that this is a war we’re in, and our heroes are under attack now, more than ever. They already got Wesley, so I pray they don’t take her away from her children over this. Just let her off with the fine. She came clean, and she’s good for the money. SMH

    • Celz

      You sound stupid… She either filed her taxes or she didn’t. If you make more than 10,000 a year and don’t file taxes you’re a fool. A fool in regards to that action. I respect Lauryn Hill she one of the greatest musicians of the century but not filing taxes is the definition of ignorant.

      • Q.

        (Addressed to both of the chumps above)

        I sound stupid to you?… Okay. If my comment didn’t resonate with you, then obviously, it wasn’t meant for YOU.

        But like a typical fukktard, you ignored the meat of my comment and got stuck right on the surface, like a little gnat on fly paper. I’m pretty sure you didn’t read Lauryn’s blog post either, so I wouldn’t expect you to relate to anything outside the thought process of an everyday shmuck. Don’t address me with disrespect because you’re incapable of flexing your peanut brain outside of the tiny box of reality that your government built for you. I put up that disclaimer in anticipation of reactionary douchebags like you showing up to peddle your worthless opinions without researching the situation. You act like you work for the IRS… Why do you even give a sh!t? Lemme guess–I bet you believe in the American Dream, flag waving on the 4th, that the government spends tax dollars in the people’s best interests, and all that other sucka sh!t the media has brainwashed you with. When the machine finally breaks, and the gov’t is shipping you and your family off to the labor camps, I’ll bet your sucka azz will think it’s a free vacation. LOL  Let me type this again for you, since you seem slow…THIS IS NOT JUST ABOUT TAXES. Now GTFOH.

      • Thank you Q for semi breakin this down for the slow! I’ve been on several “hip hop” sites & majority of the responses are overwhelmingly similar to these 2 nut jobs above you. To be that ignorant in this day & age should be a crime in & of itself!

      • Q.

        Real talk. It’s far too late in the game to lack basic understanding of the TRUE nature of the system. Only a slave would sympathize with this Beast.
        Respect.

      • jsj23

        Let’s be civil about this!  I am noticing a trend (Beanie Siegel, R. Kelly, Wesley Snipes and a few more) as it pertains to the issue.  Taxation is something that Republicans have been arguing against for a long time.  .  Lauren wants to enjoy the fruits of her success, like the co-founder of Facebook, who moved to Brazil to avoid high US taxes, and there are other notable cases.  My question is what else is it about if not about taxes and wanting to keep her money and not be punished for her success. It is a purely republican view point, democrats take the money and spend it on welfare, warfare, and healthcare, this is a hot button issue. again, please keep it civil!

      • Q.

        Yo. My comment wasn’t made to argue the word of the law or politics….just to shed light on the context of Lauryn’s particular situation. Go read what she wrote on Tumblr about what her motivation was. I can’t speak on the others you named. That’s all.

    • $18592567

      Lauryn is a dunce for not filing her taxes. Only an idiot or someone who’s ill-advised would not pay taxes on 600k per year income. 

  • rep87

    I pray she get pass this and on to making more hits !

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  • Lion King

    If thats her reason for not payin taxes, why didn’t she just leave the damn country altogether?

    • tbirdandkoolaid

       Home skillet, you would still be liable for paying taxes. Uncle sam is a G with his…ahah

      You live here, pay me.

      You live in another country, so what you still pay me.

      There’s a difference between Evading & Avoidance. One is a crime and one is what the rich is a master at.

    • churchboy2

      She did.

  • Good Luck Lauren!

    The Gov. wasn’t singing on the stage with HER!

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  • breed500

    No…you didn’t pay your taxes..you were off having issues with yourself and letting other people handle whatever it is that you should be on top of..doubt she’ll do jail time when lettin her actually go out and make money is so much better for the IRS…can’t stand that revolutionary cow dung…you didn’t pay taxes or someone told you not to..fail..

    • So whatcha gonna do when the big bad wolf comes after you buddy?

  • WillVetterGoodin

    All them Grammys and she cant pay her taxes? Serves her right. Do it right, or go to jail.

  • i been tax evading for years. thank god they dont care about us lil people who owe a couple thousand hahaha

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  • OnlyFaDaReal

    Youtube Lil Neek/Spend the Night. Dis sounds like something Jigga or Nas woulda been on back in the day. True Hiphop fans gon feel it!!!!

    • MrTroyMercy

      Nigga you wack as hell …you sound like CB4 gusto…

      • OnlyFaDaReal

        OK you probably a Justin Bieber fan. You get a pass lol. And thanks cause Neek gon keep hitting ya with dat real shit.

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  • jsj23

    This is a purely Republican view Lauren is espousing.  She wants to reap the benefits of her success without being “punished” for it by taxes.  Look up the co-founder of Facebook, and what he did to try and avoid a similar fate.  It is a hot button issue that tend to hurt the democrats, who take the tax money and spend it on welfare, warfare and healthcare, not to mention jails (why hasn’t gitmo been shut down).  Some of you are hinting at other conspiracy theories, please share them with us.  I would like to know other reasons for her along with R. Kelly, Wesley Snipes, and Beanie Siegel’s behavior.  I read her blog, but I’m not accepting the connection between tax evasion and her reasons quite yet, maybe there is more to it.  Otherwise, I will simply consider her and the rest hard core Republicans.

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